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Issue 3, Vol. 1
 Serving In The Dominican Republic 
March 2012
President's Message
Dear " . $Name .",


In Project Mañana short history (18 months), we've seen enormous growth as many people across America have joined together to sponsor children and do their part to make the Dominican Republic a better place.

While each month (and day) brings new stories of success, I would have to say that March 2012 has probably been the most impactful for me. Project Mañana was fortunate to host two seperate trips where sponsors were able to meet their Project Mañana child. For me, the moment of impact when the sponsor and child meet for the first time is something magical, rewarding, and simply amazing.

Through the experience of Project Mañana, I have been humbled at the hearts of people, their generosity, and spirit to travel all the way to the Dominican to meet a child for no other reason than to see that child succeed in life. Bottom line...I'm speechless!

Currently, there are only 9 children who need sponsors from the SECOND group. Once these 9 children are sponsored, Project Mañana will (for the third time!!) open space for an ADDITIONAL 50 CHILDREN to receive a private education and daily nutritious meals!!

On behalf of 115 Project Mañana children, their families, and community, THANK YOU for "Working Together Today for a Better Tomorrow!™"

Please visit Project Mañana's website for more information on how you can partner with Project Mañana; including child sponsorship.

Working Together Today For A Better Tomorrow™


Brian Berman, Founder & President


Project Mañana Students March To Celebrate Their Independence

Each year on February 27th (in celebration of the Dominican Republic's independence), the streets in the Dominican Republic are filled with students who are proudly marching through their community -- waiving Dominican flags, carrying their school banner, and cheering or playing music.

This year (despite the rainy weather), the students attending Project Mañana's Private School had their first opportunity to take part in the festivities. Suited-up in their school uniform, carrying Dominican flags, and proudly displaying the Project Mañana banner, students took to the streets of La Yaguita de Pastor.

The march, led by the school's teachers and staff, winded through the community streets. Students from preschool through 5th grade participated and the community was full of cheer. As students made their way up and down the streets, people came out of their homes and lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the march and support the children.

Project Mañana was honored and very proud of its students for celebrating their culture, history, and independence!

Project Mañana Sponsors Visit The Dominican Republic

This month, Project Mañana sponsors, Marty & Kim Moskowitz, arrived in the Dominican Republic for an amazing (life-changing) adventure. Inspired by the communication they had with their sponsored child, Daniela Perata Peña, the Moskowitz family wanted to travel to the Dominican Republic to meet her face-to-face – and that's exactly what they did!

Here is a recap of their journey; written by Kim Moskowitz:

"Upon returning from a recent trip to the Dominican Republic to visit the outreach project started by our nephew, Brian Berman and his wife Nebraska, my husband and I shared many thoughts and emotions.

We first learned about Project Mañana several years ago when Brian shared his vision, ideas, hopes and dreams for a non-profit to benefit impoverished children in the Dominican Republic during a family dinner. Fast forward five years...With his lovely wife Nebraska by his side, Project Mañana has recently completed its first year and lots of progress has been made at the school. We were impressed by their devotion to the plight of the Dominican people and humbled by Brian's boundless energy, big ambitions -- and an even bigger heart. He works tirelessly to better the future for himself and those whose lives he touches...his family, extended family and community; serving others with openness, honesty, devotion and resolve in the name of the God -- who inspires and guides him.

The goal of Project Mañana is to help break the self-perpetuating cycle of poverty through giving the children in their school the tools to carve out a better life path for themselves through a good education, better nutrition, solid Judeo-Christian values, self-discipline and lots of love and support.

We found the staff and children at the school happy, respectful and grateful to be there. We found the facility in need of materials, service and improvements to better meet the needs of the staff and students and hope to be a part of making that possible.

A few months back, my husband and I sponsored a child through Project Mañana to help with the efforts to better the lives of the many children of the Dominican Republic being raised in abject poverty...victims of broken homes, malnutrition and poor to no education. We were immediately partnered with an adorable seven-year old student named Daniela Perata Peña . Thanks to the system of donations and communications that Project Mañana has put in place we've made a personal connection with this child through the mail. While in the Dominican, we were surprised with an invitation to visit Daniela's home and meet her family

Overall, our recent visit to their school was heart breaking and heartwarming at the same time. We absolutely loved the experience and the work Project Mañana is doing. We also found the Dominican Republic to be a most welcoming country...filled with lush vegetation, gorgeous coastlines cradled by the Caribbean Sea, and inhabited by many colorful buildings and people.

My husband and I will do whatever we can to support the efforts of Project Mañana to educate and motivate all those beautiful children and teachers so that they may have a brighter future and a better life. Through our efforts we will support the good work of Project Mañana -- and hopefully make the world a little bit better place!"

Project Mañana Board Member, Mark Brownlee, Visits the Dominican

This month, Project Mañana was also honored to host "one of its own" in the Dominican Republic. Mark Brownlee, founding Board Member of Project Mañana, made his second trip to the Dominican Republic to visit the children and school.

Here are Mark's thoughts in his own words:

"This was my second trip to the Dominican Republic and Project Mañana's Private School. When I first visited the school in 2011, there was much work needed regarding the facilities. Doors were missing, walls needed paint, desks were falling apart, and lots more. During this visit, I was amazed at the progress Project Mañana had made in just one short year.

When I first learned about Project Mañana from Brian Berman (Project Mañana's Founder & President), it was during a conversation where Brian was sharing his vision of how lives could be changed in the Dominican if people joined together. He laid out his strategy and I was thoroughly impressed...in fact, I couldn't wait to share the vision with my wife as I knew we would sponsor a child right away.

My wife and I chose to sponsor two siblings, a brother and sister named Jaceline and Yandel Zapata-Zapata. The Zapata-Zapata family are Haitians who immigrated to the Dominican Republic in search of a better life -- and that's exactly what my family hopes to help provide! Through our sponsorship, I feel that not only are we helping to bless their lives by providing improved health and education benefits, but my family has been enriched by the experience and relationships we've formed.

I am grateful for the work that Project Mañana is doing under the direction of Brian and Nebraska Berman. They work tirelessly to bless these children and do it all without taking any salary or financial benefit from the organization. I am sure it's because of this, in part, that Project Mañana has been able to grow and be so successful in such a short time.

In closing, I would like to encourage anyone who is reading this article, and hasn't yet sponsored a child through Project Mañana, to please visit their website and sponsor a child today! Or, if you would like to make a contribution (no matter how large or small), you can rest assured it's going to a GREAT cause and will be used to better the lives of these children."

Project Mañana's Annual Report

Project Mañana Growth Update
From September 30, 2010 (when Project Mañana officially open its doors) to September 30, 2011, Project Mañana has seen an amazing 238% growth in its core programs.

Project Mañana, through the generous partnership of many sponsors across the United States, is now providing education, nutritious meals 5-days per week, and guidance to 115 children in the Dominican Republic! That's an astounding 238% growth in our first year of service!

The growth is a true testament to the hard work of the Dominican-based Project Mañana team and the many sponsors who have made it their mission to help provide a Better Tomorrow for the children of La Yaguita de Pastor, Dominican Republic!

There are MANY more children in the community (we estimate another 200-300 conservatively) who desperately need education and nutrition. As more and more sponsors join the Project Mañana team, we will expand the programs to as many children as we can.

Please Help. Sponsor A Child TODAY!

Connect With Project Mañana's Social Networks
Did you know that 95% of Project Mañana's supporters stay connected with our efforts online and through electronic communication?

Knowing that, Project Mañana is working hard to deliver information, updates, and news in several areas of social media, including: Facebook, Twitter, and now YouTube!

Please take a minute to visit each of these social sites and "join" or "subscribe" to ensure you receive the latest information and updates on how your partnership is helping to change the lives of children in La Yaguita de Pastor, Dominican Republic.

Do you have a social media idea? Please share it with us!


 Project Mañana Needs Your Help!
Project Mañana is a non-profit 501(c)3 humanitarian organization dedicated to bettering the lives of impoverished children, their families and communities through nutrition, education, and guidance.

We achieve our goals through charitable donations and child sponsorship, which unites children in need with individual sponsors who wish to address the children's immediate and basic needs. Sponsorship gives poor children the tools and opportunities necessary for success by providing benefits and supporting programs for each child - primarily in the areas of education and nutrition.

  Project Mañana International is a 501(c)3 Charitable Organization.
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